Culture galore, plus the beautiful Cornish countryside make the Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.
Every July, the St Germans family open their Cornwall estate to host the Port Eliot Festival. Originally a literary event, it has grown to encompass fashion, food, flowers and music and attracts a smattering of celebrities (Kate Winslet, Dominic West), who wander undisturbed through the crowds. The food is far from the usual ‘festival grub’ – the region’s chefs serve everything from local oysters to fresh crepes.
Start the day with a yoga class in the House, sunbathe on the manicured lawns, catch some poetry in the woods or let legendary designer Barbara Hulanicki whip up a costume for you in the Wardrobe Department, then take in the sunset down by the river, and dance the night away in the enchanted forest.
This year’s lineup includes Erol Alkan, Nzca Lines, Bo Ningen, Andrew Weatherall and Sidestepper.
Port Eliot Festival takes place from 28 to 31 July.
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